Douglas Singleton

California State University, USA


Douglas Singleton received a B.S. degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Mass, USA) in 1987. He obtained his M.A. degree (1993) and Ph.D. degree (1994) in theoretical physics at the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, Va, USA). From 1995 until 1998, he held a Lecturer position at Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, Va, USA). Since 1998, he has served as a Professor at California State University (Fresno, Calif, USA). Singleton has held Visiting Professorships at the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia in spring of 2004 and 2009, Universitaet Potsdam (Potsdam, Germany) in fall 2012, and at Institut Teknologi Bandung (Indonesia) in spring 2013. He also worked as a Visiting Professor at the Universidad de Costa Rica (San Jose, Costa Rica) in the spring of 2005 as part of a sabbatical leave. Professor Singleton has had three Fulbright Fellowships in 2004, 2009, and 2013. He has also been awarded a DAAD (Deutsche Akademische Austausch Dienst) fellowship in 2012. He was awarded two COBASE (Collaboration on Basic Science and Engineering) grants from the National Research Council in 1998, in conjunction with Dr. Vladimir Dzhunushaliev, and in 2003, in conjunction with Dr. Merab Gogberashvili. In 2006, he won the Provost research and creative activity award from California State University (Fresno, Calif, USA). Professor Singleton coauthored the essay "Subtleties in the quasi-classical calculation of Hawking radiation" (E. T. Akhmedov, T. Pilling, D. Singleton, International Journal of Modern Physics D 17, 2453 (2008)) which received an honorable mention in the 2008 Gravity Research Foundation Essay contest. He also received an honorable mention in the 2012 Gravity Research Foundation Essay contest for the paper "Hawking radiation as a mechanism for inflation" written in conjunction with Sujoy Kumar Modak (S. Modak and D. Singleton, International Journal of Modern Physics D 21 1242020 (2012)). His research includes particle physics, classical/quantum field theory, and classical/quantum gravity.

Biography Updated on 8 January 2013

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